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Reception for Henry Bermudez: Wilderness in Mind

February 7, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


On view from February 8th – April 25, 2019

Please join us for Henry Bermudez’s exhibition Wilderness in Mind, artist reception.

Venezuelan artist, Bermudez is an internationally recognized artist who has been living in Philadelphia since 2004.

He is known for the elaborate and distinctive patterns in his paintings, drawings, and installations that reference the jungles of South and Central America, and also Mexican, Peruvian, and Afro Latino influences. In the US, his work has become overtly political in addressing the politics of race, beauty, climate change, and immigration.

During his time in Philadelphia, he has flourished as a muralist, curator, and art instructor: he currently teaches art at Fleisher Art Memorial and Career Academy Developing Institute (CADI). He is also co-director of House Gallery 1816 in Fishtown, where he maintains an active studio and exhibition schedule.

For his show at Taller, Bermudez is presenting a site-specific installation in the center of the gallery representing a new avenue of investigation.

Wilderness in Mind places in dialogue rarely seen and recent work, and is his first solo exhibition at Taller.

Charla con el artista

El Taller se complace en presentar la obra de Henry Bermudez (b.1951, Venezuela) titualda en inglés Wilderness in Mind.
Para esta exhibición, Bermudez presentará una instalación en el centro de la galería que representa una nueva área de investigación, junto con otros trabajos raramente vistos, además de obras recientes.   
Estas pinturas, dibujos, e instalaciones constituyen elaborados y ricos distintivos patrones que hacen referencia a la selva amazónica y que contienen influencias Mexicanas, Peruana,y Afro Latinas. Bermudez es un artista de un proceso intenso creando trabajos monumentales tanto orgánicos como  geométricos. Reconocido por su habilidad técnica, su trabajo reciente ha adquirido un contenido más claramente político ,abordando temas de inmigración, raza, belleza y cambio climático.

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Artist Talk:

The Art of Henry Bermudez

March 7 @ 2 PM | Free

Please join us for a conversation with Henry Bermudez and curator, Rafael Damast. We will discuss Bermudez’s work,  Venezuelan art and Bermudez’s influences. With special guests, Andrea Packard, Director of Swarthmore’s List Gallery and curator of Bermudez’s exhibition, Henry Bermudez / Tattooed Nature  which is on view through February 23 and Jorge Luis Gutierrez, Artistic Director of Contemporary Art Lab.

Les invitamos a una conversación con Henry Bermudez y Rafael Damast, donde hablaremos  sobre su trabajo,  sus influencias y  sobre arte Venezolano. Con la participació especial de Andrea Packard, Directora de la Galería List curatora de una exhibición de Bermudez, Henry Bermudez / Tattooed Nature abierta hasta 23 de febrero,  Jorge Luis Gutierrez, Director Artístico de Contemporary Art Lab.


February 7, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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